French Onion Soup~ the Best!

“My husband Bill orders French onion soup every time he goes out, but he says this homemade version is the best he’s ever had! So you can enjoy gourmet French onion soup at home, but please do not be intimidated… Read More ›

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Real Cranberries

“Real cranberries in a chocolate chip cookie? Yes!  It is a delicious, sweet-tangy combo! Try it!   We love these! You will be surprised at how really good they are!    Enjoy!” Makes: 48 cookies INGREDIENTS: 1 cup butter, softened… Read More ›

Large Pearl Tapioca Pudding

“If you are a tapioca fan, try the large pearls!  I first tasted creamy large pearl tapioca pudding in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at several famous restaurants there when I was about 13 years old.  I love tapioca pudding, and these large… Read More ›

Bill’s Penne alla Vodka

     “This recipe is tailor-made for my husband Bill, done the way he likes Vodka sauce – lots of bacon, lots of Vodka, and very creamy. He is the Vodka sauce expert and he has a favorite restaurant where… Read More ›

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  • Raspberry Shortbread Squares

    “A delicious shortbread crumb topping on these raspberry squares make these a knockout! A great recipe for the holidays, for Valentine’s Day, for Teas, or for any time! These deserve good quality raspberry preserves.   Enjoy!” Servings: 12 INGREDIENTS: 1… Read More ›

  • Chef John’s Pita Bread

        : “No pita bread in the house?  Make some; they are so much better than any you can buy!  So easy to make, too!  The only change I made to the acclaimed Chef John’s recipe from Allrecipes, is I added… Read More ›

  • Cream of Turkey Soup

    “A delicious and very fast soup to make! Leave it plain or add any veggies you wish. In this one pictured I added one 14.5 ounce can of asparagus plus the juice.  Sometimes I might add corn or carrots. But really,… Read More ›

  • Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup

    “Flavorful and delicious kielbasa soup with a small hint of tang and sweet in the broth. We love this soup!  I did a variation of a recipe from Taste of Home, and it’s a winner!  So fast and easy!  You… Read More ›

  • Fruitcake, Light in Color

                                  “As a child, I watched my Aunt Gloria make this delicious fruitcake right after Thanksgiving. I updated her recipe just a bit with a glaze,… Read More ›

  • German Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

    Southern Living’s Dec. 2017 cover of Cookies and Bars featured this decadent and delicious bar that I knew the chocolate lovers in my family would appreciate!  This is a nice, rich Southern recipe, for sure!  They’re similar to Magic Cookie… Read More ›

  • Wine Biscuits

    “My good friend Donna Marinaccio O’Brien gave me this old world wine biscuit recipe which I think is the best one ever!  Donna is a fantastic cook and baker and has great recipes she has shared with me over the… Read More ›

  • One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

    “You will never make a box cake mix again! Seriously!  From Allrecipes with thousands of views, you have to try this! They also have a video of it.  It must be the boiling water! This is too good and too… Read More ›

  • Emoji Gingerbread Cookies

    “Fun Emoji cookies make everyone crack a smile! Emoji Cookie Cutters are from Pampered Chef. All ages think these are so funny!  I made gingerbread cookies for the fall, but you can make sugar cookies and paint the faces with… Read More ›

  • Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

    Serves: 16 “A very banana-y and chocolate-y Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake! Velvety-smooth with a strong banana taste, it’s so easy to make.. just mix everything together and beat!   Omit the walnuts if you wish. You could sprinkle confectioner’s sugar… Read More ›

  • Loaded Pumpkin Cookies

    “Crispy outsides, chewy insides… success! I finally mastered the pumpkin cookie the way I wanted them! Most pumpkin cookie recipes are delicious, but their texture is soft and cake-like. You have to do certain techniques to get the outside of… Read More ›


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